5 from 2 votes
A loaf of whole wheat bead with one slice sliced off and another loaf in the background.
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 

This delicious Honey Whole Wheat Bread is a healthy wheat bread recipe made with whole grains, honey, and Greek yogurt.  It's soft, moist and absolutely delicious!!

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, cups + 2 Tablespoons, heaping Tablespoon, Tablespoon
Servings: 12
Calories: 269 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
  • 6-7 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 3/4 cups + 2 Tablespoons very warm water
  • 1 1/4 Tablespoons instant yeast , or active dry yeast
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon vital wheat gluten *
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurts
Instructions
  1. Add 4.5 cups wheat flour and yeast to the bowl of a stand mixer and stir to combine. 

  2. Add warm water and mix. Cover and allow to rise for 15 minutes.

  3. Add vital wheat gluten, salt, melted butter, honey, Greek yogurt and mix well. 

  4. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix the dough until it begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. It should be slightly sticky when touched. 

  5. Knead the dough with your mixer for 5 minutes (or for at least 10 minutes if you're kneading it by hand).

  6. Spray two 9×5″ bread pans with non-stick cooking spray. I also like to line the bottom of the pans with wax or parchment paper. Also spray your countertop and hands. 

  7. Turn the dough out onto your counter and divide it into two equal pieces. Press each portion into a rectangle about 9 inches on the long side. 

  8. Roll them into logs and place in your prepared pans. Spray plastic wrap with non-stick cook spray and cover the pans. Allow the bread to rise for about an hour, or until the dough is rounded over the tops of the pans.

  9. Place both bread pans on the middle rack of your cold oven. Turn the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 30-38 minutes, until the tops are golden. 

  10. Remove from oven and smooth a stick of cold butter over the tops of the hot bread. Remove from pans and allow to cool. 

Recipe Notes

*Vital wheat gluten can be found in the making aisle at the grocery store.

Since whole wheat flour is a low-protein flour, the gluten helps to enhance the elasticity and light fluffy texture of the bread. I think it's essential in making really good whole wheat bread. 

*Recipe adapted from Bosch

 

Nutrition Facts
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 587mg 24%
Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.